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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is facing a complex humanitarian crisis. The country is simultaneously experiencing armed conflicts, food insecurity and recurring epidemics, including cholera, measles and the second-largest ever Ebola outbreak globally. The humanitarian situation is especially taking a toll on the women and girls in DRC.

We need your support to continue delivering life-saving maternal health services, especially for those living in remote areas. We are:

  • Delivering sexual and reproductive health services to women and girls in remote areas through mobile clinics;
  • Supporting maternal health facilities to ensure mothers and their newborns receive the care they need;
  • Building the capacity of health systems to ensure access to health services for women in vulnerable communities;
  • Sending critical medical supplies, hygiene and sanitary items, and personal protective equipment for health-care workers to safely treat patients and to reduce the risk of infection, especially among pregnant women.

We CAN reach more people in need with your help today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is my donation used by Friends of UNFPA?

As the official support committee for UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, every dollar you give is used efficiently to support UNFPA’s lifesaving programs and to mobilize further funds for its critical work. Monies raised directly benefit women and girls in need of services like emergency obstetric care, access to contraceptives allowing women to choose when and whether to concieve, care and support after experiencing gender-based violence, and protection from child marriage and female genital mutilation. Only 6% of revenue raised by Friends of UNFPA is directed towards operating and management expeneses. Your support means that UNFPA can be there for the world's most vulnerable women and populations, especially in response to COVID-19.

How is my donation secure?

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How is my data used by FOU?

We do not trade, sell, lease, or rent email addresses to any outside organizations. If you choose to receive our emails, we will use this information to administer the e-mail lists and to track user interests. We may also use it to verify that you are a Friends of UNFPA donor.

Your address and email information are used to process transactions, protect you against credit card fraud and contact you to provide you with a gift receipt for tax purposes.

Is this donation tax deductible?
Yes, Friends of UNFPA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to which contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for residents of the United States. Our Federal Identification Number is: 13-3996346
Can I cancel my monthly donation?
Yes, you can cancel your donations at any time by emailing Donations@friendsofunfpa.org or calling 646-649-9100.

With your donation you will help UNFPA in its mission to:

assure that no woman dies giving birth

provide access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year

end violence against women, female genital mutilation, child marriage and teen pregnancies